KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that the 2013 and 2014 NAIA Men’s and Women’s Cross Country National Championships will be hosted by the Lawrence Sports Corporation and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. The 2013 national championships are scheduled for Nov. 23, and the 2014 event will be Nov. 22. Rim Rock Farm will serve as the venue.
Lawrence, Kan. – The Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce its new director, Christina Phelps, a long-standing and dedicated member of the Lawrence community.
“Christina brings a wealth of experience working in high-performance management roles in sales and marketing over the past 15 years,” Destination Management, Inc. President and CEO Fred Conboy said. “She is a dynamic leader who brings vision and optimism to achieving our goals.”
Lawrence, Kan. - The color craze sweeping the nation is coming to Lawrence on Sat., Oct. 6. So far, 6,800 people have signed up for The Color Run, a 5K run that has participants venturing through clouds of yellow, orange, pink and blue powder.
Starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Color Run Race Village, which will be at the corner of 9th and New Hampshire in downtown Lawrence, will open to runners. The village includes the start and finish line, The Color Run store and post-race activities, including a DJ, beer tent and street performers. The venue opens at 3 p.m. and will close at 11 p.m.
Lawrence, Kan. - The eighth annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7. The tour began in 2005 to celebrate the diversity and availability of locally grown food and products in Northeast Kansas. The 22 participating farms produce an astounding variety of items, including fruits, vegetables, beef, cheese, wine, flowers, pumpkins, pork, honey, sod, flour, fiber and dairy products.